Thursday, 22 January 2015

Shimmery Leaves

Hi Everybody,
thanks so much for all your lovely comments, they are very much appreciated.
Today I'm sharing with you a project I made a couple of days ago as my regular Spotlight Feature over at the STAMPlorations Blog. This time round I wanted to highlight how to heat emboss with stencils especially since my ARTplorations stencils, the new additions to the STAMPlorations Shop, had just arrived in the post the same day, and I had to have a play. I don't know about you,but I always love using my new 'toys'. :-)
Here is the card I made ...
This is a really quick and easy project to make, simply attach a piece of pink card to the reverse of the Leaf Prints stencil, sponge watermark pigment ink all over, remove stencil and heat emboss using clear embossing powder. Add some Perfect Pearls and heat set, emboss the sentiment (Sugar Rush, our current Stamp Club set, and Bold Sentiments: HELLO or Boxed Blooms) in white on a piece of vellum, layer up as seen and finish off by adding a few sequins.
I love the shimmer on the leaves when they catch the light, of course you could use any colour embossing powder for a more striking contrast.
Below are a couple of more photos capturing the subtle shimmer of the embossed leaves.

As always, there is a craft-along video tutorial giving you some extra hints and tips as I go along.

If you pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog and leave a comment there on my Spotlight Feature, you'll be entered into a prize draw. Also check back next week Monday for our week long Stamp Release Blog Hop.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
CASology - Friend - I hope that the subtle pattern with the simple sentiment is still CAS enough
Less is More - Friends
4 Crafty Chicks - Best Friends
In The Pink - Pink & Pearlie, Ranger perfect pearls adds Mother of Pearl finish to embossing, hope this counts 
Uniko Studio - Love and Friendship, Gillian and Sarah from Sazzle Dazzle encouraged me to link up, hope it's ok given that I used the STAMPlorations watermark. if it is a problem please feel free to remove the entry. x
That's it from me for today. Hoping to be back tomorrow with some more inspiration for you ... until then ...
Monika x

materials used:
Regal Rose card stock by Stampin'Up!
Ranger Perfect Pearls
Watermark Pigment ink, white and clear embossing powder, vellum, sequins and stamps from the following sets:
preview-web-stencil-001-leaves-large.jpeg stmp1083.jpeg stmp1068.jpegor stmp1053.jpeg 


  1. Shimmery, glimmery gorgeous! Now I *need* those stencils...all of them!

  2. Love the gorgeous embossed effect you have got with this stencil, Monika! It makes such a great background.

  3. Came out great - love that shimmer! Just don't have all that time right now to watch the video....try to catch up later!

  4. Hey Monika!! I love your card. Perfect pearls are truly amazing. You did a great job on your card. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CASology.

  5. So so pretty, love those leaves. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology. You should also link your card up at the Uniko Studio Challenge, the theme is 'love and friendship'

  6. Absolutely stunning Monika and I'm certainly going to watch your video of how you did this.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part and if you haven't already done so you might also like to link up at Uniko Studio where the challenge theme is Love & Friendship.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  7. This is terrific, what a super effect your have achieved!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  8. What a great technique and super card!
    Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Less is More
    Less is More

  9. Those leaves are gorgeous and the shimmer is divine. Welcome to Uniko Studio and thanks so much for joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

  10. Beautiful!! Love the shimmery leaves! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
    Tina- DT

  11. I really like the tone on tone look you've achieved with embossing these lovely leaves! Love the touch of blue with the little sequins. Thanks so much for joining in with our Uniko Studio challenge. xx

  12. This is so gorgeous! I love the beautiful shimmery effect. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at In the Pink!


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